I learned how to weave with a backstrap rigid heddle to make traditional belts for my Karelian folk costume.
I am learning about the dress of my ancestors and making a traditional Karelian outfit. The first layer is called a "rätsinä" shirt.
I continue making turn-of-the-century underwear using period patterns published in Finland. Now it's a time for a petticoat and a bustle.
I finally finished restoring my antique Singer 12 (or 12K) sewing machine. Reed about the history of this machine and the restorating work.
I made a practical 1915 skirt out of black wool. The pattern was an authentic historical pattern from the book "Kukin oma ompelijansa".
I made the Victoria blouse by Fibre Mood for myself for the winter. Here is my review of the pattern. Spoilers: I like it!
I made a simple, pretty dress and a matching mask with an animal print fabric for my friend's nine-year-old daughter.
I made a Victorian corset using a pattern from the Symington collection. This is one of my most complicated makes but a successfull one! We also visited Turku castle and got to see some extant garments from the 19th century and earlier.
I took an old umbrella and turned it into an Edwardian style silk parasol. I also transformed a modern paper straw hat into an Edwardian style hat.
I made matching t-shirts for my son and my husband. Also a lot of chat about our recent road trip to Lappland, featuring reindeer!